Land Restoration Training Programme

under the auspices of UNESCO

Six-Month Training Programme

Short Courses


Binna Kipandula and Leonard Gondwe with Professor Ása L. Aradóttir who leads the Restoration Ecology MSc programme

Two former GRÓ LRT fellows start master's studies at AUI

Ms. Binna Kipandula and Mr. Leonard Gondwe, both from Malawi, started their master's studies at the Agricultural University of Iceland in late August, on a scholarship from GRÓ LRT. Following their successful completion of the six-month training programme in Iceland in 2022, they applied to and were granted admission to the newly-established MSc programme in Restoration Ecology at the Agricultural University of Iceland.
GRÓ LRT fellows of 2023 on graduation day. Photo: Rósa Björk Jónsdóttir

Congratulations to the GRÓ LRT fellows of 2023

The GRÓ Land Restoration Training Programme celebrated the graduation of 23 fellows from GRÓ LRT’s six-month training on 29 August at the Keldnaholt campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland. This is the 16th graduating cohort of GRÓ LRT and the largest one to date.
GRÓ LRT fellows with the President in Bessastaðir

GRÓ LRT fellows meet with the President of Iceland

The GRÓ LRT fellows had the honour of visiting the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, this week.
Esther Olufunmilayo from Nigeria presenting her project results

GRÓ LRT fellows present project outcomes

As this year’s six-month programme draws to an end, the GRÓ LRT fellows are busy with finalizing their individual projects. Today and yesterday, they have presented the results of their projects in open seminars at the Keldnaholt campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland. Over the preceding months, the fellows have pursued their projects under the expert guidance of specialists from various institutes and organizations in Iceland.
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UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. GRÓ LRT is an official Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. 

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